Funds For Learning Announces Updated E-rate Manager Portal in Anticipated Record Funding Year

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Redesigned portal compatible with new E-rate Productivity Center, makes applying for E-rate funding easier

Source: E-rate Manager

The easy-to-use, updated E-rate Manager portal allows schools and libraries to tap into the record amount of funds available this year.

Building on 19 years of experience, Funds For Learning announces the release of version 16.1 of its E-rate Manager® web portal. Compatible with the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) online tools, including the new E-rate Productivity Center (EPC), the nation’s largest E-rate consulting firm’s system helps applicants successfully manage and prepare their E-rate paperwork.

This portal arrives at a time when the request for funding will hit an all-time high. In 2015, USAC committed a record $3.17 billion to schools and libraries nationwide. This number reflects the largest sum ever awarded in a single year, and $338 million still remains to be distributed. In 2016, the demand and availability of funding is expected to be even higher.

“The E-rate program has undergone substantial changes in 2016. Additional funds result in extra paperwork,” said John Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning. “The easy-to-use, updated E-rate Manager portal allows schools and libraries to tap into the record amount of funds available this year.”

Funds For Learning’s new portal features a cleaner design to reduce stress for E-rate coordinators. To minimize data entry and lessen the strain on applicants, the portal now includes capabilities including an easy upload feature, enhanced profile checking and a tool that transfers applications to EPC.

Applicants should allow ample time to complete all forms in the EPC system before the E-rate filing window closes on April 29. Additionally, school districts should take inventory of their sites and services to make sure everything is accurately recorded in USAC’s records.

To see the new E-rate Manager web portal and view Funds For Learning’s newly renovated website, visit

About Funds For Learning
Funds For Learning, LLC, is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants through the E-rate regulatory process and is an advocate for the use of educational technologies and student Internet access. Formed in 1997, Funds For Learning provides professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program to clients in all 50 states. For more information, visit or phone 405-341-4140.

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